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UMES, formally known as Maryland State College, was founded in 1886.
Its first classes were held in a colonial type building called Olney. Built in
1 798 by Ezekial Haynie, the building stood in the center of the campus for
many years. It was said to have been the oldest building on any campus for
black students during that time.
In 1886 the first thirty-seven students came to Olney. They brought with
them not only an eagerness and enthusiasm to learn but a definite desire to
improve the school and the surrounding grounds. From the time they arrived,
they were immediately set to making repairs on Olney.
The first teachers of Olney were
Benjamin O. Bird, who was prin-
cipal, his wife Portia and an assis-
tant, Jacob C. Dunn. For many years
the Birds and Dunn worked
faithfully for the school and the sur-
rounding community. In 1897 Bird
died and was buried on the campus
after his funeral services, which
were held at Metropolitan Methodist
Church right in Princess Anne.
In 1940 Crystal Bird Fauset,
daughter of Benjamin Bird, and a
former member of the Pennsylvania
Legislature, dedicated a new
mechanic arts building in memory of
her father. That building still stands
and is known as Bird Hall. The con-
struction of this building and two
other buildings was financed by
UMES has had several names throughout its histon;, all of which seem to
reflect the types of programs offered at the school or the type of programs under
which the school was run, names such as the Industrial Branch of Morgan
College, Delaware Conference Academy, Princess Anne Academy and many
During its early years of existence, most of the financial aid of the school came
from various Methodist Conferences. However, most of the financial support after
1900 came from Federal land-grant funds under the Morrill Acts and the Nelson
By 1936 the school had transformed from high school to college. This major
change was brought about by Frank J. Trigg and Thomas Kiah. Trigg served as
principal from 1902 until 1910. He was successful at gaining the Academy high
recognition and thus placing it among the better black schools of that time. A
native of the Eastern Shore, Kiah served as Principal from 1910 until 1930. Dur-
ing his years as principal, the role of the Academy as high school was eclisped by
the development of public secondary education. However, due to the increase of
free public education in Maryland the enrollment after World War I dropped
tremendously and continued to decline in the years that followed.
In an effort to combat the rising com-
petition from public schools, Kiah in-
stituted a junior college program. Not
bringing in the desired results, this
program was terminated and a full fledged
four year college was to be formed. But
there again was the problem of finances
and World War H also played its part in
slowing down the enrollment.
Shortly after the end of World War II a
major program was instituted. It was
designed to revolutionize college life. This
development was the major turning point
in the building of a very prominent four
year college program.
In 1947 Maryland State had such low prestige with very little or no recognition as
a college that the Higher Education in Maryland Survey recommended that the
college be abolished. In addition, the publicity given to the survey's recommendation
by several prominent newspapers of that time left little hope for the continuation of
There was much turmoil all over the campus. Whites and blacks alike were in fact
strongly against the continuation of Maryland State and gave no support to the of-
ficials of the school that were trying to encourage its survival.
Finally on December 17, 1947, the Legislative Council met to decide if there was
any need for further existence of the college. When the council decided on the con-
tinuation of Maryland State, it received hardly any support. Along with this, the
governor of Maryland, in his inaugural address stated that there would be no in-
crease in funds for the school until an actual decision had been made as to whether
the school would or would not be terminated. It was then, in an attempt to save the
college, that the black citizens of the Eastern Shore Counties banded together to
form the Eastern Shore Citizens Association. In one attempt to save the college, the
Association sent 750 people to Annapolis to explain to the governor the need and the
desire of the Eastern Shore to have the programs of the school continued and im-
In the years that followed as before, the need for continuation of the school was
continually discussed. Since the school was now under the administration of College
Park, there was always the question of whether the college could meet the standards
of the College Park Campus.
In 1957 the state legislature made the first clear cut appropriation of funds for new
buildings and programs on the campus. The institution would live and there was no
question concerning the accreditation of the college because of the State's Associa-
tion's decision to approve full accreditation of Maryland State. Maryland State con-
tinued to blossom and grew with new programs, buildings and ideas.
On July 1, 1970 Maryland State College officially became the University of
Maryland Eastern Shore or as it is more commonly known UMES.
Today ten years later UMES is ever progressing and improving. And as always, it
has the support of teachers, administrators and most importantly the students,
without whom there would be no institution.
As we look back on years gone by, we see that we have come a mighty long way.
Yet, we are not where we could be or should be. The fight is not over yet and we the
student body, faculty and administration must work together now to make UMES an
institution capable of meeting the challenges of tomorrow.
Famous Black Leaders Who
Have Visited Over The Years
Authur Ashe — Tennis Pro
Stokley Carmicheal —
Shirley Chisholm —
Ozie Davis — Actor
Ruby Dee — Actress
Langston Hughes — Author
Coretta Scott King —
Art Tatun — Pianist
Ethel Waters — Actress
Andrew Young —
Former Ambassador of (iJV.
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Miss University of Maryland Eastern Shore
MISS ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA
MISS ALPHA PHI ALPHA
MISS CALENDAR GIRL
MISS GAMMA SIGMA SIGMA
MISS GAMMA PHI OMEGA
MISS GROOVE PHI GROOVE
MISS HOME ECONOMICS
MISS INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION
MISS NATURAL SCIENCES
MISS OMEGA PSI PHI
MISS PHI BETA LAMBDA
MISS PHI BETA SIGMA
MISS PHYSICAL EDUCATION
MISS ZETA PHI BETA
Samuel A. Akinleye
Mohammad D. Assadi
Catherine A. Chapman
Mary B. Copeland
Karen A. Douglass
Cassandra B. Edwards
Sabrina E. Edwards
Sharon V. Elliott
Bart M. Griffin
Anita M. Hairston
Carl E. Hardaway
Cynthia A. Harris
Denise A. Harris
Ida L. Harris
Kevin D. Hughson
WHliam P. tfytche, Jr.
Leon W. Jones
Gail P. Lee
Helen R. Messick
Ritha M. Milboume
Tob\; D. Madison
Benjamin Jti. Mullins, Jr.
Glenda M. Neal
Dorina A. Shelton
Glenda Jones Sinclair
Gary M. Stewart
Mohammad A. Tabib
James Tilghman, Jr.
Donald E. West
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DR. WILLL^M P.
Edward S. Silvera
There is a coarseness
In the songs of black men.
Coarse as the songs
Of the sea.
There is a weird strangeness
In the songs of black men
Which sounds not strange
There is beauty
In the faces of black women.
Dark hidden beauty
In the faces of black women.
Which only black men
It's yours for the
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WE WEAR THE MASK
Paul Laurence Dunbar
We wear the mask that grins and lies.
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.
Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, Let them oMy see us, while
We wear the mask.
We smile, but O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise.
We wear the mask!
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is committed to high
scholastic and ethical standards; the development of un-
ity and friendship among college women; the promotion
of higher education, and service to all man-kind. We
believe that people oriented programs must be geared to
meet the real needs of the people if they are to be eflfec-
tive and meaningfiil. We believe that Alpha Kappa Alpha
has the trained resources, national and local stature to
meet the challenges and make a positive impact on our
constantly changing world.
DELTA SIGMA THETA
Pictured: Carolyn Cleveland
At the inception of Delta Sigma Theta in 1913 at Howard University, the Founders
envisioned an organization of college women pledged to serious endeavor and com-
Not Pictured: Dawn Bivens
Lee Abney Nu Rho Chapter
ZETA PHI BETA
ALPHA PHI ALPHA
KAPPA ALPHA PSI
The Fraternity of Kappa Alpha Psi Inc. was chartered on
Maryland State Campus in April of 1949. And since its charter
Kappa Alpha Psi has had an unpresidented history of
achievement, both on the campus and in the community.
The Gamma Xi Chapter has established an astounding in-
fluence within the community for its volunteer work as well as
its national Guide Right Program.
Kappa Alpha Psi also holds the prestigious position of be-
ing the only Fraternity on campus that, through its
relationship with the campus area has brought national
recognition to the campus.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. . . . another reason to be
proud of the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.
PHI BETA SIGMA
PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY INC.
Founded in 1914 at Howard Universify, Phi Beta
Sigma Fraternity is one of the most influential
Greek-letter organizations in existence today. With
chapters in three-continents, Phi Beta Sigma
Fraternity Incorporated centers its ideals around
brotherhood and cultural advancement.
Alpha Mu Chapter
OMEGA PSI PHI
GROOVE Pm GROOVE
SIGMA ALPHA MU
From Left to Right: Jacqueline Booth, Victoria Cole, Judith Dickerson,
Sophia Hairston, Wanda Vowels, Gloria Lee, Toni Evans, Patricia Wells
Art is a many mysterious thing.
Ifs the hands, not the feet
Man, I've got a "REAL" date tonight
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"Volley you guys"
A SNEAK PREVIEW OF BEHIND
You did a good job . . . yeah, but it didn't help much.
Please, don't put too much!
My name is Sam . . . and I am the real star of this act.
They really messed your make-up up.
Ms. Ella Fitzgerald, "The Queen of Jazz" has appeared fre-
quently in concert at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to
benefit the Ella Fitzgerald Scholarship Fund and in appreciation
to the University for having named the Performing Arts Center in
her honor on October 24, 1974.
It is a complex of 38,172 gross stpiare feet of classrooms, pram
tice studios, offices, and a 1200 seat auditorium.
fc Ms. Fitzgerald's latest accolade from the University was an
honorary doctorate degree bestowed upon her during graduation
exercises in May, 1981.
Few women of song can outshine Ella Fitzgerald in awards and
honors for her brilliance in music. She has received everything
from DOWNBEATS "Best Female Jazz Singer Award" to the
"Golden Needle Award", the highest honor ever paid an
American artist by the East Berlin Government.
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First Player From UMES
To play in the
Black College Bowl
Game in 1978
UMES FOOTBALL STAFF
COACH: SCOTT M.
TRAINER: M. UNZICKER
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Avon gets out of reach for Delaware State
Reggie Ennis breaks for a touchdown against Dei State
Another one bites the dust
"WE CAN MAKE OUR OWN WAY"
HAWKEJTES IN ACTION
Universify of Maryland
Elizabeth City St.
Southern Conn. State
North Carolina Central
^rth Carolina Central
Spring Garden College
Head Coach "The Man"
Hy 1 'ki
OF THE LOYOLA HOLIDAY
WILL FUNK YOU RIGHT
The Saints can't stop the Hawks 44!
A little too close for comfort
Steve Hay shocks the house
What can you do when it counts for two?
These are dedicated young ladies who
work hard to give the fans, the players as
well as themselves enthusiasm during the
Football and Basketball Season.
We Thank You.
MR THOMAS WILES
Nowhere in the history of
UMES has an instructor
shown such dedication and
unique concern for the Uni-
Through the wheeling of
his camera, Mr. Wiles has
captured and recorded
forever the transitions that
have made this University a
landmark in the national
records of colleges and
As a stallworth figure in
his area, Mr. Wile's work
stands as a representation of
consistency and quality
For these and many other
reasons, the 1980 Yearbook
Staff offers a silent tribute to
a man that has on more than
one occasion to be an in-
spiration to us all.
Dr. Nazem Abdalla
Lecture — Business and Economics
Mr. Bryce Adams
Director, Data Processing
Dr. Brenda Anderson
Dr. Eugene Bass
Assistant Professor — Biology
Dr. Mary F. Burks
Professor — English
Dr. Imitaz U. Ahmad
102 Head and Associate
Ms. Elva F. Bums
Instructor — Business Economics
Mr. Thomas W. Calnan
and Restaurant Management
Dr. Edward W. Chapin
Head and Assistant
Professor — Math
Dr. Leon Copeland
Dr. Leon Coursey
Associate Prof. Physical
Mr. John Donlan
Dr. Joseph Dudis
Assistant Professor — Math
Maintenance Supervisor 103
Mr. James Ewers
Director of Admissions and
Dr. Helen C. Gleason
Assistant Professor — Education
Mr. Remo Ferrante
Assistant Professor — English and
Dr. Herman Franklin
104 Vice Chancellor
of Student Affairs
Miss Alma Gregg
Associate Professor — Music
Dr. Geoffrey Guest
Head and Assistant Professor
Director of Counseling Center
Lecture — Agriculture
Mr. Thomas Horseman
Lecture — Math and
Dr. William Hull, Jr.
Associate Processor -
Dr. Yen-Wan Hung
Lecture — Natural
Dr. C. D. Ignasias
Director Research and Grants
Ms. Ann Howard
Mrs. Delia D. Johnson
Lecture — English and 105
Dr. Gerald Johnson
Head & Professor
Dr. Casey Jones
106 Head & Associate
Dr. Richard Keenan
Ms. M. Kumelachew
Vice Chancellor of
Ms. Elaine Lankford
Dr. Erica A. Leh
English & Language
Reverend Kenneth Martin Sr.
Mr. U.S. McPherson Jr.
Mrs. Mary S. Morris
Mrs. Joyce Myster
Dr. L. Monroe-Lord
Head & Assistant
Mr. John Perrine
Lecturer — Special Education
Mr. David Pines
Business & Economics
Dr. Jack P. Pinion
IQo Executive Assistant
Dr. Gurbax Singh
Dr. Charies Smith
Lecturer — Social
Mr. Douglas Smith
Lecturer Music FT
Dr. Franklin Smith
Head & Professor
Dr. Robert Thatcher
Professor & Director
Mrs. Patricia Tilhgman
Dr. Lehman Tomlin
Head & Assistant
Professor — Industrial Education
Steno-Clerk III 109
1. Martha Davis — Layout Editor
2. Sharon Y. Johnson — Layout Editor
3. Michael Walker — Layout Editor
4. Patricia Cleary — Copy Editor
5. Lemuel Clinton — Sports Editor
6. Dereck Davis — Staff
7. Royalatte Smith — Underclassman Editor
8. Andrea Hill — Layout Editor
9. Gregg Mcintosh — Photographer
10. Dorothy Waters — Advisor
11. Thomas Wiles — Advisor, Photographer
tant in the residence halls for 3 years,
member of the campus Judicial Board.
Hopefully, you will enjoy this year's
book as much as I have enjoyed working
Martha Davis is a native of Baltimore,
Md. She is a sophomore at the University
of Md., Eastern Shore with an intended
major of Pre-Nursing. She first attended
this University in the fall of 1979 with the
goal of becoming a Pediatric Nurse.
Martha hopes to continue her education at
the University of Md. in Baltimore where
she will spend the last two years of her un-
dergraduate studies. Martha became a
part of the Hawk Yearbook staff in the fall
of 1 980. She has contributed much time
and effort and patience to the completion
of the 1 980 yearbook. Her inspiration and
hard work has helped to make this year-
book a success.
Lemuel Bernard Clinton
As Sports Editor of the 1980 Yearbook /
have found the work to be hard and very
time-consuming; however, with a good
supportive staff, there was room for work
For this area of the Yearhook, organiza-
tion of ideas, searching for sports informa-
tion of the past, laying out pictures, and
meeting deadlines were important aspects
of the assignment or position.
I soon realized, a yearbook involves a
lot of work and no money, but one's
reward is being a part of a finished
product. That's one's thanks.
As for me, I am a Hotel-Restaurant
Management major. I am from Long
Island (Northport), New York. After
graduation from UMES, I plan to enter
graduate school at Hofstra University for
an MBA degree or Atlanta University for
the same degree.
My campus activities include a position
on the Hawks' Basketball team, member
of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, assis-
Andrea Hill is a Cooperative Education
student who works for Soil Conservation
Service in College Park, Maryland. She is
a Business Administration major and
resides in Baltimore, Maryland.
Although Andrea has had some ex-
perience in writing articles for newspaper
publications, she wanted some experience
in a phase of publication that is more
challenging. Thus when asked to be a part
of the UMES YEARBOOK, she was more
than delighted to accept.
Andrea says, she has enjoyed working
with the staff and cherishes the oppor-
tunity of having served a worthy cause.
For persons who always ask, "When is the
Yearbook coming out?" She says they
should ask, "What can I do to help speed
up the process and the efficiency of 'OUR
Royalette is a native of Baltimore, Md.,
and is a sophomore here at the University
majoring in Physical Therapy. This is
Royalette's first year working on the year-
book and she has found it to be a very
rewarding experience working on the
various sections, and especially with the
yearbook staff. She thoroughly enjoyed
helping to put together the underclassmen
section. Royalette would like to wish the
staff all the best in the future, and looks
forward to another successful year of
worldng on the UMES Hawk.
Michael Walker has always felt it would
. be refreshing to play a meaningful role in
It was in 1979 when he decided to ac-
cept the responsibilities of Yearbook staff
member. According to Michael, he has not
regretted his decision, for he has found the
work to be exciting as well as detailed. In
other words, it brings out the best in an
Michael is a Special Education major.
He ejects to earn his degree in 1982 and
plans to work with either exceptional
children or children with learning
Hello. My name is Sharon Y. Johnson. I
am a native of Washington, D.C. My
present status at University of Md.,
Eastern Shore is a sophomore with an in-
tended major in Business Administration.
My position as part of the yearbook staff is
the Layout Editor. The 1979-1980 year-
book is an inspiration to me because I
dedicated much of my time and effort as
the Layout Editor and I hope you enjoy it
as much as I did in putting it together. In
fact, I look forward to continuing my work
next year as part of the yearbook staff. See
you next year!
As Editor-in-Chief of the 1980
Yearbook, / have found the position to be
not only challenging, but also unforget-
table. I will always remember the frustra-
tions, the tension, and the loyal, hard-
working staff. If it had not been for the
staff, I would not have made it. As I look
back, I see it as a big challenge, but a
I suppose one of the things that made it
a challenge was the theme we selected,
"UMES, 1886-1980". We chose this theme
because we feel the institution is going
through a period of growth and rejuvena-
tion, due in part to our administration and
the new attitude and approach the Board
of Regents is taking toward this campus.
In terms of work involved, I face a very
rigid time schedule, that seemed almost
impossible for the average staff. We in-
herited the time problem from the
previous staff, so we plunged in, and spent
many hours on cold winter nights organiz-
ing and laying out our material carefully.
We wanted a historical yearbook that
would be representative of our institution.
Also, this project has made me realize,
a student publication is only as effective as
the student support it receives. This sup-
port involves responding to appointments
with the photographer, submitting copy as
All in all, I enjoyed the challenge and I
shall always be grateful to Ms. Dorothy
Waters for her assistance and support as
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